At 91, Hugh Hefner died. I can not help thinking what that man wrought.
The Drive Bys are celebrating him as a legend, a trailblazer, an icon, an advocate for free speech. Hummm…maybe, I guess.
Thanks to tweeter JoBangles… “This guy (HH) sat around all day in his pajamas looking at pictures of naked girls. HH was “The Original Millennial”. …BobLee REALLY wishes he had thought of that one.
People my age grew up in the midst of the sexual revolution that was spawn by Hef and feminism, ironically.
It was confusing. Was I supposed to be a strong woman in charge of my body, men be damned or was I supposed to be a sexy kitten purring for male attention?
We have “progressed” from gauzy female nudes in a hard to get magazine to Kardashian sex tapes and massively attainable internet porn.
(Oh, btw, it seems that at least two of the nasty, trashy Kardashians are pregnant, unmarried and the fathers are black. Not that there is anything wrong with that…..)
Would we have “progressed” to this point without Hef? Probably. But maybe not as fast.
Anyway, there is not a doubt this man was impactful. I just wonder if it was a good impact.
FOX NEWS—-Hefner died of natural causes according to a statement from Playboy.
Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy magazine, died Wednesday at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, surrounded by loved ones, the magazine said in a statement. He was 91.
He died of from natural causes, the statement read.
With a bon vivant philosophy, urbane sophistication and sheer marketing brilliance, Hefner was an icon for the sexual revolution of the 1960s, the man-about-town embodiment of the lifestyle he promoted with gusto and a sly wink to readers.
Asked by the New York Times in 1992 of what he was proudest, Hefner responded: “That I changed attitudes toward sex. That nice people can live together now. That I decontaminated the notion of premarital sex. That gives me great satisfaction.”
When he turned 85, he cheerfully observed, “You’re as young as the girl you feel.”